Pendant representing the Maize God

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Culture/People
probably Maya (archaeological culture) (attributed)
Previous owner
Dr. Julius A. Skilton (Julius Augustus Skilton), Non-Indian, 1833-1897
Frank A. Skilton (Frank Avery Skilton), Non-Indian, 1860-1931
Seller
Frank A. Skilton (Frank Avery Skilton), Non-Indian, 1860-1931
Object Name
Pendant representing the Maize God
Media/Materials
Jade
Techniques
Carved, polished, drilled
Dimensions
3.6 x 5.2 x 0.4 cm
Object Type
Adornment/Jewelry
Place
Palenque; Palenque Municipality, Selva Region; Chiapas State; Mexico
Date created
AD 250–950 (Classic period)
Collection History
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Dr. Julius Augustus Skilton (1833-1897), a physician, war correspondent, Consul-General to Mexico under President Grant, and businessman who lived in Mexico from about 1867 to 1884; inherited by his son, Frank Avery Skilton (1860-1931); purchased by George Heye from Frank Skilton in 1915.
Catalog Number
4/6276
Barcode
046276.001
See related items
Maya (archaeological culture)
Adornment/Jewelry
On View
NMAI, New York, NY: Infinity of Nations, Mesoamerica & Circum Caribbean
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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